BOWIE, Md. – Six members of the seventh-ranked Shaw University women's tennis team have been named to the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference as announced by the league office just before first serve of the 2018 CIAA Women's Tennis Championship opener on the campus of Bowie State University.
Senior Marilyne Kamegne (Yaoundé, Cameroon) was named CIAA Women's Tennis Player of the Year and head coach Sunday Enitan was honored as CIAA Women's Tennis Coach of the Year for the second time in the last three years (2018, 2016) and ninth overall on the women's side . In addition, the Lady Bears also garnered the 2018 Highest Team GPA award with a team average of 3.44 grade point average.
Under the leadership of the unparalleled Enitan, the Lady Bears wrapped up the 2018 season with an overall record of 18-2 and a perfect 12-0 record amongst the league. Shaw claimed its 10th-consecutive CIAA Southern Division title and currently ranks seventh in the Atlantic Region for women's tennis.
Kamegne finished the league season with an 8-0 record in singles at the No. 3 spot and a 6-0 mark at the top doubles position. She earned her fourth-consecutive first-team all-conference honor, tallying an overall record of 13-2 in singles and 18-2 in doubles.
Senior Daniela Vanko (Montreal, Quebec) and former CIAA Player of the Year (2017) earned All-CIAA first-team honors for the second-consecutive year after posting a record of 4-1 against CIAA opponents and an 9-2 overall mark at the No. 1 singles. In doubles competition, Vanko teamed up with both sophomore Carmen Mantecon (Madrid, Spain) and Kamegne for an overall record of 12-2 record and 5-0 in the CIAA all at No. 1 doubles.
Mantecon flourished this season as a newcomer, producing a 13-3 singles record and 11-3 mark at mostly the No. 2 doubles mostly with partner junior Andrijana Martic (Belgrade, Serbia).
Martic finished the regular season with a 15-3 overall record at the No. 4 singles while earning a combined doubles record of 15-2 alongside partners Mantecon and senior Simbiat Aleem (Lagos, Nigeria). Aleem registered All-Conference honors with a 13-2 record at No. 5 singles, including an 8-0 mark in the CIAA. She combined with Helena Fekete (Belgrade, Serbia) in doubles action with an overall record of 11-1 and 5-0 in the CIAA at No. 3.
Fekete, former CIAA Rookie of the Year (2017) rounded out the Lady Bears in All-Conference honors with a regular season mark of 11-2 at the No. 6 singles and 6-0 against league opponents.
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